WindSight - Our new satellite-based data products to improve wind resource assessments:
16 JUNE 2020
Accurate estimations of wind energy resources are highly complex and time consuming - ultimately relying on consistent, accurate and timely input data. Yet, in many cases such data is inaccessible or simply not available and this may impact the ability of wind modelers to accurately assess wind resources.
As a result of three years’ development efforts alongside VESTAS, Vattenfall, EMD International A/S and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), we are excited to unveil a new generation of satellite-based products to adress this data gap and underpin and improve the accuracy of wind resource assessments. Our new WindSight data package is a new generation of detailed, accurate, reliable and timely satellite-based data information products to improve, and complement, existing data used in wind models.
The services and products of the WindSight package were developed by DHI GRAS through Innowind: an Innovation Fund Denmark partnership from 2017-2020 with VESTAS, Vattenfall, EMD and DTU that aimed to improve the accuracy and coverage of map layers that are used as input to state-of-the-art flow models.
WindSight includes 5 different high-quality and high-resolution data products on land cover, key forest characteristics, historical and future changes, topography and surface roughness - tailored for wind sites anywhere in the World.
WindSight includes 5 different high-quality and high-resolution data products on land cover, key forest characteristics, historical and future changes, topography and surface roughness. The core of the product suite includes the novel forest products which provide detailed inside on current and historical forest height and forest density, in grid sizes of 20 meters. Together with the improved 10 m. land cover product, these provide the backbone of the surface roughness product that provides accurate insight on roughness length - directly compatible as input for a wide range of software and modelling methods including WindPRO, WaSP and CFD tools.
If you want to know more about WindSight, visit windsight.dhigroup.com/ and sign up to join our launch webinar on Thursday September 3 from 10:00 to 11:00 CET here.